Welcome, new students!
My name is Hannah, I'm an American AIL Madrid student, and I'm here to tell you a little bit about housing here in Madrid! There are a few things you will probably be expecting, some you may not, and one or two you probably haven't thought about before. I hope you find them helpful!
I arrived in Madrid three months ago, but I still remember my first day like it was yesterday. Now, looking back, I'd like to review a few things I wish I had known, or had a better perspective on, to make your stay here as seamless as possible.
So, let's talk about Madrid. Madrid is a city of roughly 6 million people, though it never feels particularly crowded, and it is roughly 2000 years old. These two simple facts actually influence domestic life here in a number of ways, as follows: